Trees can grow in ways that are not always the safest or most sustainable for long-term health and safety. This can happen for many reasons: species characteristics, growing location, or lack of proper pruning in earl More...
This 6-page publication explains the physiological and physical changes that happen within trees as a response to pruning. Guiding young and medium-aged trees to develop good branch architecture is key to sustainable More...
Pruning has been called "one of the best, worst maintenance practices," especially when performed on urban trees. The process creates wounds, which have a major impact on plant processes. Improper cutting on a tree cause More... Free Download
Trees and all forestlands are major assets to our cities, towns, and communities. Urban trees, in particular, provide aesthetic, functional, and environmental benefits to improve the quality of life. A well-planted an More...
Choosing and planting a tree should be a well-informed and planned decision. Proper selection and planting of urban trees can provide years of enjoyment for you and future generations as well as increased property value, More... Free Download
It's a tough neighborhood for trees in the built environment. It is an ecosystem unlike any other, because it is dynamic, fragmented, high-pressure, and constantly under siege. There are continual extremes and challenges More... Free Download
Choosing and planting a tree should be a well-informed and planned decision. Proper selection and planting of urban trees can provide years of enjoyment for you and future generations as well as increased property val More...
As wildlife biologists, we often help people manage habitat for quail on their property. Every property is different, but areas with good quail numbers have one thing in common: quail-friendly habitat structure. The p More...
The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) helps students understand wildlife ecology and management practices. In addition, students gain skills in teamwork, oral and written communication, decision-making, and leade More... Free Download
Se ha llamado a la poda "una de las mejores peores prácticas de mantenimiento" que se puede realizar en los árboles. Este proceso crea heridas que tienen un impacto importante en los procesos de la planta. U More...
Electrical utility lines serve nearly every neighborhood, adding efficiency and luxury to every day of our lives. Likewise, trees enhance our neighborhoods and bring beauty to our surroundings. Trees improve our air and More... Free Download
Pruning has been called "one of the best, worst maintenance practices" performed on trees. The process creates wounds, which have a major impact on plant processes. Improper cutting on a tree causes severe damage or even More... Free Download
For many different reasons, more and more people in larger cities want to reuse urban trees scheduled for removal. People who are part of the "green movement" want to turn urban trees into something more valuable than fi More... Free Download
This is a Spanish-language version of our helpful, how-to guide Tree Installation: Process and Practices, which helps in choosing, planting, and maintaining trees. It includes a 12-step planting process, Indiana More... Free Download
Trees are cultivated in public and private landscapes in and around cities and towns. They are grown for the tremendous contributions they make both to the environment and the quality of people's lives. In this urban for More... Free Download
One of the most dangerous pests of trees is humans, especially humans with equipment. Lawn mowers and weed trimmers can cause injuries that create a hazard when an injury leads to tree disease or death. This publication More... Free Download
Water is the most limiting ecological resource for a tree, and without adequate moisture, decline and death are imminent. Drought can have a major impact on tree health and survival. This 5-page PDF publication describ More... Free Download
Trees are lost or seriously damaged every year from high winds, snow, ice and other storm-related weather. This publication explains common tree injuries and how to identify them, risk assessment when trees are damaged a More... Free Download
This publication outlines the steps for assessing and inspecting trees, in order to reduce the risk of unhealthy trees falling and damaging property. Topics covered include documenting and maintaining records, inspection More... Free Download
This publication provides an explanation of the tree appraisal process, and the methods and considerations appraisers use when they assign a value to trees. Species, location and condition rating tables are included to a More... Free Download
As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book also provides coverage of 90% of the species to be found in surrounding Midwestern US states. As well as covering indigenous spec More...
This publication describes the general life cycle of scale insects and control measures for them. It includes a table of the most common scale insects in Indiana with the plants they most seriously affect. More... Free Download
Leaf diseases — or, "foliar" diseases — occur on most species of landscape trees and shrubs. This publication explains the typical symptoms, causes, management, and life cycles of common foliar diseases. More... Free Download
The cedar rust diseases stand out because of their conspicuous orange gelatinous horns that develop from gray to brown colored fungal galls on the branches of infected junipers. These horns produce spores that can infect More... Free Download
Apple scab and Japanese beetle have given crabapples a reputation of being prone to insect and disease problems. In this bulletin we place crabapple cultivars into one of 3 classes of resistance/susceptibility to each of More... Free Download
Night lighting has been identified as a potential for causing harm to certain trees. This publication provides information on light pollution and the electromagnetic spectrum. It also describes the effects of night light More... Free Download